September 20, 2015 § 2 Comments
Grab your camera and get on the Weekly Photo Challenge grid here.
August 22, 2015 § 12 Comments
Plein Air painting with twenty artists around downtown Winslow on Bainbridge Island. I created three, 4×6″ post cards with acrylics. It was a very good day!
Taking the tape off is my favorite part.
“Farmer’s Market Hydrangeas”
May 9, 2013 § 6 Comments
We’ve been having some crazy warm weather here in the Northwest. Last month while traveling for the school visit in White Salmon, I stayed overnight at Hood River Inn. If you’ve got pets (which I don’t) this is a pretty nifty place to bring them on your trip. They get to bunk with you in your room just like kids. Dogs everywhere. Even on the water.
Sunday it hit 85 on Bainbridge Island. Deliriously balmy. Summer is here at last! Well…that’s what the weather viewer on my computer dashboard led me to believe, showing bright yellow sunballs every day this week with temps in the 70’s etc etc…but Monday morning woke gray and windy and cold as winter – until about 5pm, when the sun stepped out and braised the temp to its high. I always forget. Yes, it’s going to reach the predicted high, yes, there will be sunshine…along about sunset. I’m not complaining, just admitting that it only takes one blazin’ sun daze and I’m an addict.
Most of April was very conducive to writing, however. And in case you were wondering – I did earn my Camp NaNoWriMo badge. 50,150 words. Wheee! May your days be sun daze from here on out. – Pierr
April 12, 2013 § 2 Comments
You gotta get out. See things from a different perspective. I’m behind with my daily word count for Camp NaNo. I know from experience how easy it is to fall back during this month writing challenge, and how crazy hard it can be to catch up. There’s a psychological tweak in the brain where it’s so easy to think – ‘oh, what’s the use?’ – and give up, say to myself – ‘what was I thinking?’ But a walk around the block or a ferry ride off the rock helps me remember everything I love about it. Here I go – to 20,000 before I sleep tonight.
Good luck with yours, too – Pierr